Kitchen Gardener: Grow Green Onions From Cuttings!

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 1, 2012

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Easily Grow Green Onions from cuttings, on your kitchen windowsill. One bunch of scallions can take you through many cuttings!  

Did you know you can grow green onions from the cut ends of a bunch of scallions?

I didn’t either, but it works brilliantly! Even if you think you have a brown thumb, this is going to work for you.

I might never have to buy scallions again.

Instead of calling ourselves Kitchen Gardeners, we might have to call ourselves Grocery Gardeners!

It’s a simple trick.

Scallions on a wooden cutting board1. Buy a bunch of scallions (organic preferred).

Scallions with the ends cut off2. Whack the root end off. Leave oh…1 to 1/2-2 inches or so. Use the top green ends for your recipe. Make something delicious!

Hand holding the bottom ends of scallions3. Grab them and…

Cut ends of scallions in a bowl of water4. …plunk the roots into a vase or glass of clean water. Put them in a window that has daylight.

Sign and date on scallions in window5. Put a note on them so you know when you started them. Why? Because it’s fun to see how long it takes. They will begin growing immediately.  You’ll get up one morning and swear they grew an inch overnight!  (Not unlike your children in that regard 🙂 ) Please change out the water when it begins to look cloudy or murky. Just dump the water and replace. 

Scallions portrait on a wooden table

6. These took only only 13-15 days to get to their full-size former height.  I plan to cut them and attempt another regeneration. I wonder how many bunches of scallions I can grow from the original bunch? I will report back when I know how many consecutive times it works.

Now go write “organic scallions” on your
shopping list, and you try it, too!

Send me a photo of your
kitchen window scallions,”
and I’ll post it!

Gallery of Grocery Gardeners:

Green onions growing on a windowsillThis one is from Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro! She’s clearly an overachiever with several glasses full!

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